Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

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New Funding Opportunity for Allotments

The Allotments Regeneration Initiative – travel bursaries for groups involved in regenerating allotment sites

Travel bursaries are available for groups of people in the UK involved in regenerating allotments to enable them to visit other allotment sites to learn good practise. Advice and support is also available at a local level from mentors.

An award of up to £300 for up to six people to visit a specified allotment site is available.

To be eligible, applicants must be an allotment association, community organisation, councillor or council officer in the UK, engaged in allotment regeneration.

 Support will be given to activities that fall under the broad spectrum of allotment regeneration, such as:

  • Creation of new allotments
  • Changing plot sizes.
  • Outreach to non-traditional user groups and excluded groups. 
  • Outreach to growing and gardening clubs.
  • Tool loan schemes.
  • Infrastructure improvements (water supply, secure storage etc).
  • Access improvements, public transport, raised beds, parking.
  • Better security and lighting.
  • Landscaping or tree planting in disused areas.
  • Creation of play areas.
  • Creation of ponds, protected wildlife areas and wildflower meadows.
  • Community food projects.
  • Setting up allotment associations.

ARI offers funding through the Travel Bursary Scheme and support through the Mentor Network and Fact Sheets.

There is a rolling deadline for applications to the Travel Bursary Scheme subject to funding availability; therefore it is advised that applicants submit an application as soon as possible. A decision will be made by the ARI within one month of receiving the application. Applicants are encouraged to plan a trip incorporating 2-3 nearby examples of good practice, rather than travelling to visit just one site.


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